April Wrap-Up / 2020
I think I’m not the only that feels like April was one strange month! But I can’t really complain it was a GOOD reading month for me.
I read 14 books PLUS the entire Kate Daniels series, which is another 10 books. There can’t be any doubt that I didn’t do much more this month than read.
April Wrap-Up / 2020
|FAVORITE APRIL BOOKS|
My re-read of the ENTIRE Kate Daniels series. Comfort food for the soul.
Out of the 24 books, 9 were audiobooks
I just recently started the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series by Louise Penny, and finished three books this month. I’m planning on reading a couple every month, so I’ll be ready when book 15 is being released in September.
I also finally picked up my third book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves, and feel like her writing has matured since. Evelyn, and Daisy Jones, felt a bit more refined in topic as well as execution compared to One True Loves.
? The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson – this book was very emotional, it tells the story and the emotional aftermath of a teenager and sole survivor of a school shooting. It was very well written for a debut novel, and hooked me from the very first page.
? Masked Prey (Lucas Davenport #30) by John Sandford – I’m still as entertained by this series as when I started it years ago. Although listening to them has become a habit, I don’t remember much of the individual cases anymore, they all start blending together.
|BOOK READING GOAL|
75 books out of 100 are completed
and I’m 43 books ahead of schedule
Obviously April was a great reading month for me.
When I set my reading goal this year, I decided on 100 books. I knew it would be a goal I could easily achieve without having to worry about feeling pressured to NEED to read. Nobody was prepared for Covid-19 and the consequences, specifically Shelter in Place, which I already survived 6 weeks of it. In these 6 weeks I had endless time to read. Although, at the beginning I did hit some rough spots. But April was pretty much a free for all – in regards to books.
That’s how I was able to read 10 Kate Daniels books in 7 days – by not doing much else than reading. I’m aware that this will probably never happen again, so I’m enjoying this time as much as possible.
My first readathon this year wasn’t as successful as I hoped. Out of the 4 books I set out to read, I only managed to check off one NG arc.
But I can’t really complain, my NetGalley feedback ratio is at 92%, and I only have 8 books on my NG shelf. But the 3 titles that are older than 3 month bother me quite a bit – lol.
Current titles (2) | Older than 3 months (6)
|OTHER BOOKISH NEWS|
April was the month I finally switched my blog to a new URL, which also meant that I was starting over in regards to WP blog followers. Because of future plans, a new start was the only plausible thing to do for me. Although I’ve been blogging since 2016, it’s strange to feel like a newbie again.
|WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN MAY|
May, is probably going to be the same as April. We are going to have a few more weeks of Shelter in Place. And I’ll have more time than usual to read.
I don’t have any specific reading goals, compared to blog goals. I need to do some more networking, here and on Pinterest. But otherwise it’s going to be mostly reading, keeping a routine, and exercise more.
But here are the books I’m looking forward to:
My April Wrap-Up / 2020